Kim Fowley — child star, polio survivor, gender-bent performer, svengali — just had his second surgical intervention for bladder cancer, and is in the mood to set some records straight. So even though he thinks I’m a feminist out to get him, he has agreed to talk to me for Queens of Noise, my Runaways book. Say what you will about Kim — it’s probably been said before — he’s a great interview. “Death is easier to contemplate than the Runaways,” he told me. Of course, he made me promise to mention his new film/band, Black Room Doom — his own rejoinder to The Runaways movie. Done.